Agfa HealthCare to display IMPAX Data Center at RSNA 2008

Leading vendor neutral image infrastructure solution consolidates data from disparate systems into a single point of storage Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that it will be showcasing its leading enterprise imaging infrastructure solution, IMPAX Data Center, at RSNA 2008.

The IMPAX™ Data Center provides large-scale multimedia storage for all types of medical images and diagnostic results for hospital groups, regional healthcare organisations and national medical archives. The solution consolidates data from disparate systems into a single point of storage to serve the needs of the enterprise. IMPAX Data Center is a highly scalable and fault tolerant DICOM archive system designed to store clinical DICOM data objects, including DICOM encapsulated non-imaging objects such as waveforms, structured reports and PDFs.

A key benefit of the solution is that care providers are able to easily access various data sources within the hospital or regional enterprise through one mechanism served by the IMPAX Data Center. The solution delivers clear patient management benefits as examinations and results will be available at every location in the hospital, leading to enhanced patient care. The system is designed to meet the needs of new technologies such as multi-slice CT and allows for the extension of PACS into other image-intensive clinical departments, including cardiology and orthopaedics.

The solution has recently been implemented in Canada to support the imaging needs of a joint initiative of 23 hospital corporations, allowing them to share diagnostic images and reports across 33 Ontario hospital sites. Ochsner Health System in Southeast Louisiana (USA) has implemented the Data Center to consolidate data from disparate multi-vendor PACS and clinical systems from its six hospitals and 16 health centers onto a single point of storage.

Due to its adherence with open standards, the IMPAX Data Center can be part of any existing or new Agfa HealthCare PACS, or exist in legacy or multi-vendor environments, further increasing data sharing and disaster recovery.

For more information visit:


Announcement from Agfa Healthcare


Read all latest stories

Related articles


Video • Digital radiography

New from Agfa: SmartXR, Dura line and DSA

SmartXR is designed to make users' work easier and to support them in image acquisition, for example in aligning the DR detector, positioning the patient or setting optimal acquisition parameters.…


Sponsored • Agfa’s SmartXR

AI gives the digital radiography workflow a boost

In the move to evidence-based medicine, healthcare budgets put more pressure on efficiency, while quality of care has to meet ever increasing standards. Agfa has chosen to direct its development of…


Sponsored • Viewing through a ‘window’ empowers management

How to shape a blueprint for progress

Hospital data from a wide range of disciplines, departments and specialties strongly influences crucial decision-making and planning. Agfa HealthCare’s Business Intelligence solution, for example,…

Related products

Dose Monitoring System

Dose Management Systems

Agfa HealthCare · Dose Monitoring System

Agfa HealthCare
Enterprise Imaging Platform

Mobile RIS/PACS Viewers

Agfa HealthCare · Enterprise Imaging Platform

Agfa HealthCare
Rubee for AI

Artificial Intelligence

Agfa HealthCare · Rubee for AI

Agfa HealthCare
Subscribe to Newsletter